Environment & Breakdown Products

06.09.2016

Burning Fluoropolymers

Fluoropolymers are highly resistant to heat; hence they have been used for more than 40 years in cookware and electrical insulation. However, they can be made t...

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06.09.2016

Fluoride in the Atmosphere: A very small contribution from HFCs

Fluorides are released into the environment naturally through the weathering and dissolution of minerals, in emissions from volcanoes and in marine aerosols. Fl...

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06.09.2016

Trifluoroacetic Acid and Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) or Hydrofluoro-olefines (HFOs)

Some HFCs, HCFCs and HFOs break down in the atmosphere to form trifluoroacetic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the oceans. EFCTC acknowledges the...

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